31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
2
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 21 nights
+3
train + Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
End: Gold Coast

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 1st (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): stroll through Eli Creek and then stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island road trip planning website .

Gold Coast to Fraser Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Whitehaven Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the activities along Hill Inlet. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Whitsunday Islands National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

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Getting from Fraser Island to Whitsunday Island by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. February in Whitsunday Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

2
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

21
nights
Gold Coast

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Lennox Head Beach and Surfer's Paradise Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Fingal Head (Fingal Beach & Cook Island Aquatic Reserve), Broken Head (Broken Head Nature Reserve & Broken Head Beach) and Glow Worm Caves (in North Tamborine). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Lamington National Park, Australia. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Belongil Beach, and stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner .

Fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in February; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Fingal Head, Broken Head, Binna Burra, Mount Warning
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Whitehaven Beach as well as Whitsunday Islands. On the 1st (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands, stroll through Grays Bay, then hike along Whitsunday Great Walk, and finally kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mother Beddock Rock, then choose your vessel at Boab Boat Hire Airlie Beach, and then choose your vessel at Whitsunday Bullet.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planner .

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in March, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Bowen, Whitsunday Islands
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Whitsunday Great Walk ©
Whitsunday Great Walk
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands ©
Whitsunday Islands

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